"One must strive a little for the epic, old boy."
'Heroes' was written by Gerald Sibleyras and translated by Tom Stoppard. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006.
It's 1959 and Philippe, Gustave, and Henri, three veterans from the first world war, plan escapades, plot revenge, and imagine conspiracies among the fellow residents of their soldiers' home. Think the humour of 'Last of the summer wine' with a twist.
'Heroes' will be performed out of doors in July 2021 at various outdoor locations in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.
CASTING ON ZOOM APRIL 14TH AND 21ST
All actors should play 60 or over.
Henri: walks with a stick and has lived in the home for 25 years. He's a working class man who wanted to be a picture framer. He's innocent, enthusiastic, positive and idealistic.
Philippe: has a war injury which causes him to pass out at the most inconvenient moments. He's lived in the home for 10 years. He wanted to be a concert pianist and loves music. He loves women but has had little success with them. He's sensitive, creative and can be very grumpy.
Gustave: moved to the home 6 months ago. He's of noble lineage and was an officer heavily decorated for bravery during the war. He's strong, dominant, intelligent and clearly damaged by his experiences.
by Gerald Sibleyres
translated by Tom Stoppard
JULY 2021 AT VARIOUS OUTDOOR LOCATIONS